Oakland, California has 2 visual communications schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in visual communications. Oakland has a general population of 399,484 and an overall student population of 28,906. Approximately 15,455 of Oakland's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
California College of the Arts is the largest visual communications school in Oakland, based on student population. In 2010, California College of the Arts graduated approximately 28 students with credentials in visual communications.
A total of 72 students graduated with credentials in visual communications from visual communications schools in Oakland in 2010. If you decide to attend a visual communications school in Oakland, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $17,025.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,569 for visual communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Oakland-based visual communications schools, you will have an added expense of $6,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $22,927.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Oakland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 visual communications professionals in California were working in the greater Oakland area. The number of visual communications professionals in Oakland is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a visual communications professional in Oakland is $53,100 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.